Feds: Western New York man attempted to support Islamic State group

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities in western New York say they’ve arrested a man on a charge of attempting to support the Islamic State group.

Federal authorities holding a news conference Wednesday morning at the U.S. attorney’s office in Buffalo say they were tipped off by a resident who heard the man talking about his jihadi beliefs.

The man is scheduled to be in court Wednesday to face a charge of attempting to support a terrorist organization. Authorities say his social media posts and travel records were checked out as part of the investigation.

More details, including the man’s name and nationality, are expected to be released at the news conference.

Police executed a search warrant Wednesday morning at the man’s home in the neighboring city of Lackawanna.

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